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British Army recruits gamers to pilot dusty Apaches

According to the UK's Sunday Mirror, the British Army is actively seeking out veteran gamers for military service. Senior officers have descended upon schools, hoping to recruit an elite l33t team of Apache pilots. Headhunters are targeting teens as young as 17 with the promise of university...

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UK Minister calls for industry-sponsored games academy

British Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism Shaun Woodward has called on the video game industry to sponsor a games academy. Woodward imagines the training ground would be similar to the London Film School and could harvest talent that would otherwise go unnoticed. "You might have kids who...

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Nintendo responds to Game Boy accident that killed UK boy

Nintendo of Europe has offered its condolences to the family of Connor O'Keefe, the seven-year-old UK boy who was electrocuted and tragically killed last Saturday when unplugging his Game Boy power supply. Connor was vacationing with his family in Thailand when the fatal accident occurred. The UK...

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Wii storms the UK

Here's the news you're going to read everywhere this week: in the first 12 hours of Wiiday in the UK, Nintendo sold more than one console every second. Those are some really fast cashiers! But as with everything, there's a downside. Preorders languish unfilled in the UK, and we still haven't seen...

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Europe Virtual Console suffers emulation woes

Virtual Console games for PAL territory Wiis suffer the same 50Hz technical problems as their original releases, according to Pro-G's James Orry. In testing Sonic the Hedgehog, for example, Orry notes that the game "runs noticeably slower than the NTSC version and features sizeable borders at the...

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DS rocking in the UK [update 1]

Well, according to Nintendo, at least. Nintendo's UK boss, David Yarnton, claims that the heat of the handheld battle with "another company" (he never mentions Sony by name) has helped drive the DS to a 75% market share. He says that by the end of the year, Nintendo will have sold 2.7 million DS...

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(Mostly) complete list of Wii tour stops in Europe

We know this is going to come as a big surprise to our friends in Europe, but you guys are getting something a little later than the United States. Try to pick your jaws up off the floor, guys. We know it's a shock. But hey, at least it isn't months later, right? And you guys get to miss out on the...

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Wii preorders flood UK's Play.com

According to the Guardian Unlimited, the UK site Play.com has been awash in Wii preorders -- 7000 in the first nine days, making it the "biggest and quickest launch ever on the site." With months to go yet until the console's release (December 8 in Europe), people are already jumping to reserve a...

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DS gets some love from BAFTA

It's the first time the U.K.'s gaming awards have been in their own spotlight (instead of relaxing in the shadow of the film and television awards), and the Nintendo DS has snared some of the attention. We would expect nothing less. Electroplankton and Brain Age both picked up nominations in...

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Hell's Highway demo available in UK?

Reader Ciaran reports that the demo for Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is available in the UK. Can anyone else confirm? And if so, how is it? By the way, UK gamers can also download something called the "The Cuban Brothers Game With Fame Trailer." That's cool, but I'm not sure about the "fame"...

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